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How to Clean Windows in a Car

How to Clean Windows in a Car
How to Clean Windows in a Car

Whether it’s summer or winter, driving with clean windows is essential for safe and comfortable travel. Cleaning your car window glass doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated.

In fact, you possibly have everything you require right now in your home. Follow these steps to make sure your car windows are sparkling clean:

Get a lint-free cloth.

To begin, you’ll need lint-free cloth. Microfiber is best because it’s designed to pick up dirt, dust, and grime without leaving behind any residue. The cloth should be large enough to clean your windows but small enough to fit in the spaces between your car’s windows.

Paper towels or rags will leave behind bits of paper or fuzz that can scratch and mar your window surface as you clean it. So, avoid these materials if possible.

Use a car glass cleaner.

Use a car glass cleaner. The best approach to cleaning your windows is using a solution made expressly for the job. They are usually available at any auto supply store or dealer.

It’s important to use something designed for your car windows only. This is because commercial window cleaners often contain ammonia, which can damage plastic parts inside the vehicle. Detergents aren’t as good at removing dirt and grime. They work better on oils and fats found in fingerprints.

Cleaners are available in spray and gel forms; both are effective if used correctly (and sparingly). Use microfiber cloths instead of terry cloths or paper towels. These will leave less lint behind once they dry out after cleaning.

Apply the cleaner evenly across one section of glass at a time. Do this with the applicator provided on top of your applicator pad before placing it inside an empty bucket with water so it doesn’t get too dirty while working on another part of your vehicle.

Clean your windshield and side windows last.

Start with the windshield, then move on to the side windows. For thorough cleaning, it’s best to clean them from top to bottom. So that dirt and dust won’t fall back onto your freshly cleaned windows when you finish.

When you are cleaning your car’s interior and exterior, avoid doing this in direct sunlight or high heat conditions. If too much heat or sunlight is on your car’s interior, it could cause damage to the vinyl or leather seats and other surfaces of the vehicle.

Wash your windows inside and outside.

Wash the windows inside and out. Don’t forget about the rear window, which is often overlooked but is still a prime location for dust buildup.

Always use a squeegee to remove water from your windows since rags will just create lint and stains. Be sure to use dry towels instead of paper towels. Paper towels contain wax that can stain glass over time.

Let the car air-dry thoroughly.

After washing your car, let it air-dry for at least 20 minutes.

This will ensure no water is left on the windshield or windows. If you don’t let your car dry thoroughly, you may get a ticket for having an obscured windshield.

To reduce any chance of getting a ticket, use a squeegee to remove excess water from all surfaces of the glass before driving away.


Cleaning car windows isn’t hard, but it takes time and patience. I hope I’ve helped you get started on this critical task!

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